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Kelly Caudle
Program Head, IT Academy

Get LPIC certified with classes at Stanly Community College’s IT Academy (SCC/ITA). The LPIC-1 certification is offered by Linux Profession Institute and is “the world’s largest and most recognized Linux certification”. In order for a student to obtain their LPIC-1 certification, they need to pass both the 101-500 and 102-500 exams. We offer a course in LPIC1-101 which prepares students for the LPIC 101-500 certification exam and a second course in LPIC1-102 that prepares students for the LPIC 102-500 certification exam. These courses are taught using NDG materials on the Cisco Networking Academy, including a built-in course sandbox for most of the labs.

SCC/ITA offers these courses under the umbrella of Continuing Education. These fast-paced courses are conducted online. All course materials, assessments, and labs are available through our online learning management system. Students have access to top-of-the-line instruction and equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

To start the process of taking a class in the IT Academy, you must first place your name on the wait list. This can be done by clicking on the following link and selecting the class you wish to take: 

If you wish to take multiple classes, you must sign up on the wait list for each class you wish to take. Once your name is on the wait list, our registration technicians will register for the classes in a First In First Out manner (FIFO). We cannot guarantee you will be enrolled in the next set of classes at the IT Academy, but we will do everything we can to enroll you in a class as quickly as possible. Once you are enrolled, the registration technicians send an email with payment details, and it is your responsibility to pay for the class in a timely manner.

Each course is 8 weeks (about 2 months) in length.  

Each course varies, but most of our courses will have at least one weekly meeting at a time to be determined by the instructor based on the students’ availability. These will be recorded if you are unable to attend. The rest of the material will be scheduled asynchronously. This will allow students to work in their own time, and at their own pace, which can be especially helpful for adult learners who need to balance their education with work and family responsibilities. It also provides a way for students who live far away from a school or university to participate in courses remotely. However, there will be quizzes, labs, and assignments with due dates to help you stay on track to finish the class. 

Yes, all IT Academy courses are offered in a fully online format. 

IT Academy courses start after the regular semester class start date, but typically run five sets of 8-week courses throughout the year. Please check the schedule for exact dates for the next course.   

We suggest taking the LPIC1-101 course first, followed by the LPIC1-102. We may offer higher-level classes in the future as well.

$205 USD for SCC tuition and lab fees.  There is a separate additional access fee for the environment in the Cisco Networking Academy ($29.95)


Yes, there is a discounted voucher that can be purchased at the end of this course. This is handled and distributed directly through LPI. The process to purchase and use the voucher will be laid out inside of the course. The discount is about 30%, but varies course-to-course and by year.

$29.95 USD

You will need to pay full price for additional attempts.


5 years unless retaken or a higher level is achieved.